Hazard identification methods not being up to scratch have led to a masonry contractor being fined a total of $164,120 (£105,000).
The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Doraville-based Juan Sagredo for failings such as not providing a platform with a guard rail along all open sides and ends.
William Fulcher, director of OSHA's Atlanta-East area office, stated that the organisation will not tolerate hazard identification failures of this kind.
"Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry and employers must take proper precautions to ensure the safety of their employees," he said.
An investigation at the facility found that workers had not been informed about hazardous chemicals in their workplaces.
OSHA recently issued total of $55,300 in fines to Ecopax after discovering issues such as failings with the process safety management plan at the location.
1st July 2013
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